If you take part in the study, you may receive at no cost:
- Study medication
- Study-related care from a local doctor
- Reimbursement for time and travel
You may be eligible to participate if you:
- Are age 70 or older
- Experience problems with strength or walking
The study doctor will assess other criteria to make sure that you're eligible to participate.
Muscle loss from aging can lead to problems
As people get older, they tend to lose muscle strength and mass. This muscle loss is called sarcopenia, and it makes everyday tasks like walking, getting out of chairs, and keeping up with others more difficult.
Currently the only treatments for sarcopenia are strength training, balance exercises, and proper nutrition.
Doctors are studying an investigational medication for muscle loss
Local doctors are looking for people 70 and older for a clinical research study on muscle strength and function. If you qualify for this research study, you may get the opportunity to try an investigational medication for muscle loss at no cost. ("Investigational" means that it isn't yet available or approved for the public.)
You may also receive study-related care at no cost, and reimbursement for time and travel.
If you're interested in exploring this option, click the link to the online questionnaire to get started.Take action. Click here. Complete the online questionnaire to see if you may qualify.